"A Great Way to Remember George!
Relive one of his newcasts. This newscast comes from January 1964. The newscasts were still at :15 and :45 later changed to the top of the hour. This comes from a Sept. blog entry:
Thanks to Mike McKinney a/k/a Jack Lee for several airchecks. This cut is a George J. Jennings newscast from Jan. 1964. I do the commercial in the middle for Holly Ham. This is a great example of a George newscast complete with Jimmy Fiddler at the end. Is anyone doing exciting radio news today? Hearing this makes me want to shuffle through the 45s and find the fastest, hotest hit, cue it up and be ready to blow the monitor out with more muuuuusic!!!(See earlier discussion of Jimmy Fiddler and how we got "free" Ampexes) Even in 1964 "Hollywood" news was big. The news department was never excited about Fiddler, but I'm sure he added to the adult audience.
---A.J. Lindsey, March 19, 2007